A Jungle Battle: Butterfly vs. Vine

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Day after day the passionflower vine and the handsome heliconius butterfly engage each other in a dramatic fight for survival in the tropical forests of Central and South America. The outcome is still uncertain, but the battle rages on.

Heliconius butterflies choose to lay eggs on the leave of passionflower vines. When the eggs hatch, the offspring feed hungrily on the leaves, threatening to eat the vines out of existence. But the vines have learned to fight back; they have evolved a series of defenses to limit the damage.

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I like how you can make the connection to how each evolved. So the vine that had mutated yellow spots on some leaves did better reproducing than the others, so now it's a beneficial mutation seen in the population. the quick life cycles make this interesting too.
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